I did it again.
I put my foot in my mouth. In my excitement, my passion, my well-intentioned motive to connect more deeply, I say or do something that makes me feel awkward.
I should be getting used to this by now, but it’s still an uncomfortable place for me. So I’m learning a new way of dealing with, well, me.
If I allow myself to care so much about what other people are now going to think of me, or what they’re going to say about me, then I’ve given them all the power.
But if instead I recognize that no, this is all me - that I said what I said with all that passion behind it because this, too is the authentic real me - then I keep every bit of my power. And maybe I even gain some.
I’ve been thinking about this lately, because, well, it came up again.Continue Reading